The winter season is approaching. But what can you do to help your garden during the cold and wet snap? Here we get some expert tips from experienced professional gardener, Kerry Dunn.
The autumn is here and soon the winter months will be upon us.
So what does that mean for your garden?
Many people simply “give up” on their garden during the cold and wet season. When Spring comes they are faced with what can be an arduous task in cleaning up – especially if a severe winter has just come and passed.
There is much you can do in preparing your garden for the springtime whilst we are subjected to the potentially damaging elements that come with the cold months.
We spoke to Kerry Dunn, of Kerry Dunn Gardens. A keen professional gardener, this attractive 40 year old lady has been a passionate green finger for over 20 years. She runs a small and friendly garden services business in Stoughton, Leicestershire in the United Kingdom. Her business has been responsible for some beautiful creations for many customers and she prides herself in making sure her customers receive a first class service.
“There is much people can do to help their gardens during the winter season”, she says. “Many people are simply put off by the wind, the rain, snow and hard frosts we can expect. But that doesn’t mean nothing can be done during such times.”
Kerry explains it is a simple process of “keeping the garden tidy” during that time as we wait for the warmer months to approach.
“The first thing people should look at is general maintenance.”
Fences tend to take a beating, especially during those wet, windy and cold days during the winter. Attention should be geared towards checking your fences, gates and outhouses such as sheds before the winter sets upon us. Kerry explains that repairing any holes, defective panels is imperative towards making sure your main boundaries of your garden can stand the test of a possible severe winter.
“Repairing fences or renewing panels is important”, Kerry says. “Too many people just leave such tasks and then have the hard work – and at times costly – repair bills after winter has gone. Simple repairs and a good coat of wood preserver to help protect the wood is vitally important.”
We asked her about such wood preservers. She said many are available from a good local garden or hardware centre and putting a coat on your fences and sheds goes a long way in keeping them from rotting or being damaged. Most are cheap and do an excellent job, so her first tip is to make sure all your wood has a good coat of preserver.
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